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My son has cylindrical eye power. Will his eyesight return?

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My son has cylindrical eye power. Will his eyesight return?

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Published At November 11, 2017
Reviewed AtApril 22, 2024

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

My son is four years and 10 months old. He has -2.5 cylindrical power in both the eyes. Is it possible for his eyesight to recover? Is this a serious condition at this age? Can it be improved with a diet? Are there any precautions I must take? Could it be due to excessive use of phones and television?

Answered by Dr. Bachar Khoury

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Unfortunately, his eyesight will not return to normal. But his vision can be corrected with a LASIK surgery after he turns 18. It is not a serious condition. It cannot be improved with diet. You can ensure he takes breaks when reading and watching television.

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

Thank you for your reply. Can you tell me what causes this cylinder power in the eye?

Answered by Dr. Bachar Khoury

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Cylindrical power is mainly caused due to genetic factors but not necessarily from the parents. It is not directly caused by the use of mobile phones but long term use increases the minus power due to a ciliary spasm or accommodation spasm.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Bachar Khoury
Dr. Bachar Khoury

Ophthalmology (Eye Care)

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